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    Thu, 22 May 2014 10:08:40

    Officers in Ian Watkins Case Under Investigation - There are allegations of misconduct

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    Ex-Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins was sent to jail for several decades (around 29 years) after pleading guilty to horrific crimes against children late last year. Despite the sentencing, the drama around the case rages on.

    An official probe was launched by Britain's Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) over allegations a detective sergeant from South Wales Police had ignored tips that Watkins was abusing children.

    Now, six police officers in the U.K. connected to the investigation are facing allegations of gross misconduct related to the case.

    A statement from IPCC Commissioner Jan Williams read as follows: "We are making good progress with our three independent investigations and as result of our inquiries IPCC investigators have served notices on six further officers as part of the ongoing investigation – three from South Yorkshire Police, two from Bedfordshire Police and a second from South Wales Police. We are continuing to gather and analyze information in all three investigations in order to establish what steps were taken by police in response to the allegations made against Ian Watkins, whether he could have been brought to justice sooner and whether his celebrity status had any impact on those investigations."

    What's your take on this continued case?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    05.22.14



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